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This post outlines new scope items and new functionality included in the new release of the enterprise management layer. Scope items that existed in previous releases might have been updated, for example, due to new functionality being available in release 2022 or due to new legal requirements in some countries.

For a complete overview of changes of SAP Best Practices scope items, see the What's New information on help.sap.com.

For a complete overview of scope items we added to the enterprise management layer previously, for release 2021, please see the What's New posts of my blog.

New in November, 2023

We now provide process flow diagrams for our scope items. The bpmn2 files for upload in SAP Signavio (for example) are available for download in the Documentation Library here, just like our test scripts and other guides. For SAP Best Practices, please see SAP note 3329491 - Consuming Value Accelerators

New Content in Enterprise Management Layer

New Scope Items in Standard Scope:

4PGOrganizational Flexibility in Financial Accounting
63LService Entry Sheet Based Accruals
5QCProduct Change Management with Change Records - Process Industries
64EProduct Change Mgmt with Change Records - Discrete Industries
64FAdvanced BOM Model
5MQSell from stock with valuated stock in transit * (manual configuration required) 
5D2Advanced Intercompany Sales * (manual configuration required) 
6JMBasic Business Process Scheduling
5HRWarranty Claim Management - Supplier Recovery Processing
63YWarranty Claim Management - Customer Claim Processing
3XKIn-house Repair
6LJAvailable-to-Promise Processing
EML-Specific Scope Items in release 2022:
CF10Batch Derivation 
QM10Inspection of Material with Multiple Specifications
QM20Stability Studies with Quality Management
LOC03_SKBank Account Validation (Slovakia)
LOC**The Localization test scripts have been updated when required.
OTC10Third Party Sales Processing with Subcontracting New Aug.2023
OTC20Sales Processing with Order Specific Procurement and Subcontracting New Aug.2023

* 5MQ and 5D2 - Manual configuration required to activate the process as described in the related setup guide and test script.
More information in SAP notes
3226658 - SAP S/4HANA 2022: Restrictions and General Information for Sell from Stock with Valuated S...
and 3226683 - SAP S/4HANA 2022: Restrictions and General Information for Advanced Intercompany Sales

Note: The SAP Best practices scope item 5D2 is not compatible with the 'classic' Intercompany processes. If you choose not to include our service options VP01, VP06, and/or VP07, you can activate 5D2 yourself based on the setup guide provided by SAP Best Practices.

In the area of Finance, the following new functionality is activated:

  • Advanced Valuation:

activated for most countries (not recommended for France and Poland for example). The functionality is described in scope item J58

More information is available in SAP note 3250812 - Advanced Valuation in Financial Accounting - Restrictions and General Information

  • Bank Ledger: Reconciliation Accounts for Bank Accounts

For more details and restrictions, see SAP notes:

3143577 - SAP S/4HANA OP2020, OP2021, OP2022 - Restrictions in Use of Single Reconciliation Account for Bank Accounts in Financial Accounting

3228739 - Foreign Currency Valuation with Single Reconciliation Account for Bank Accounts


New Scope Items in Optional Scope:

5XUDocument and Reporting ComplianceOPT[02b]
5ODStock ManagementOPT[08]
5OEStock Management - Group Ledger IFRSOPT[08]
5WFShareholding ManagementOPT[08]
5WGShareholding Management - Group Ledger IFRSOPT[08]
43RMaintenance Resource SchedulingOPT[21]
EML-Specific Scope Items new in August 2023:  
BCM01Payment Process with Bank Communication ManagementOPT[04]
WM05AEWM Inbound Processing Serialized Products Harmonized ProfileOPT[11]
WM05BEWM Outbound Processing Serialized Products Harmonized ProfileOPT[11]
WM05CEWM Physical Inventory Cycle Counting Serial. Products Harmon. ProfileOPT[11]

Available as an Option with Limitations: Maintenance Service

6AUCorrective Maintenance Service
6F1Preventive Maintenance Service
6AKEvent-Based Revenue Recognition – Maintenance Service

Additional manual configuration and creation of master data is required to fully activate the scope items.

These scope items are not compatible with the following Product Service scope items and should first be tested in a sandbox environment.

426 Service Contract Management - usable with the service contract type SC1, service contract type SC for Product Service cannot be used.
43B Service Monitoring and Analytics
3XK In-house Repair
4X5 Recurring Services
41Z Service Order Management

More information is available in SAP note 3209741 - SAP S/4HANA 2022: Release information and restrictions for Maintenance Service in SAP S/4H...

Updated Service Option [VP01] Intercompany Processes

Now including Advanced Intercompany Sales, Advanced Intercompany Stock Transfer and Advanced Returns from Local Stock with Valuated Stock in Transit

We enable both options in parallel: sales, stock transfers and returns with and without Valuated Stock in Transit (VSiT) from our FPS01 (April) release onwards.

For more information, please refer to my blog post Enterprise Management Layer for SAP S/4HANA (2022) – Intercompany Processes | SAP Blogs


New Functionality in SAP S/4HANA 2022 that is not included:

  • Universal Parallel Accounting (UPA) 

More information is available in SAP note 3191636 - Universal Parallel Accounting (SAP S/4HANA 2022): Scope Information

  • Availability in first release: For pilot customers selected by SAP only
  • Localization: Universal Parallel Accounting is supported for the following countries: USA, Germany, France, Japan, and Romania.
  • Event-Based Revenue Recognition (EBRR)

More information is available in the following SAP Notes:

3220122 - Event-Based Revenue Recognition with SAP S/4HANA 2022: Release Information Note

3067643 - Activation of Event-Based Revenue Recognition integration with Sell from Stock in SAP S/4H...